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(Flourless!) 3-Ingredient Keto Pancakes 🥞

Actually fluffy, unbelievably easy to whip up and with 3 staple pantry ingredients, these flourless keto pancakes are an actual dream come true.

A stack of flourless keto pancakes with butter and sugar free maple syrup

(Flourless!) Keto Pancakes 🥞

With just 3 ingredients!

My lupin flour pancakes might be one of the highest rated recipes by you guys, but they do require you to procure a not so common ingredient… and well, we’re on a quest this year to KISS (you know, keep it simple stupid). And so I wondered what would happen if I were to simply keto pancakes to the max.

As in make them flourless, because what is a keto ‘flour’ if not but a finely ground nut butter. Or perhaps better put, nut butter is essentially blended nut flour right?

Add some well whisked eggs and baking powder and you’ve got some surprisingly legit pancakes. In fact, they tick all the right boxes: fluffy, easy, tender and super duper yummy. 

Though if you have it around, a drizzle of vanilla doesn’t hurt one bit- elevating the flavor profiles quite nicely.  You know, per usual.

The nut butter

Thus far I’ve whipped up these keto pancakes using salted (vip!)* smooth peanut butter and almond butter. I used the Trader Joe’s brand as its what I had around, but any ‘natural’ nut butter should work the charm (needless to say, let me know if anything is an absolute fail in the comments, pretty please).

The peanut butter did yield fluffier pancakes (and a slightly thicker batter), but I’m going to give them another go with a smoother almond butter soon (say Justins?). 

*Now why salted, you may ask. Well, because it being pre-seasoned nice and thoroughly allows us to skip the step of guesstimating how much salt to add (and this is a lot more important than you might think given that we’re working with nuts and eggs, and no one likes bland pancakes). 

Which brings me to, if the nut butter in your pantry is unsalted, no need to panic i.e. rush to the store. Just add a very generous pinch (scant 1/4 tsp) and give everything an extra whisk. 

Whisking together the flourless keto pancake batter

Oh and before I forget! These actually cook like regular pancakes (!!). As in the batter is pourable, spreads nicely, they bubble up when ready to flip, and have a lovely golden hue. 

Told you, the stuff of dreams :). 

Cooking flourless keto pancakes until bubbly and lightly golden

How fluffy

As mentioned, I’ve found these guys come out a tad bit fluffier using peanut butter vs almond butter (experiments with any and all nut butters coming right up! 🕵️). 

But feel free to play around with the amount of nut butter you add per batch by +/- 2 teaspoons for fluffier or lighter pancakes. 

Flourless keto pancakes served with butter and sugar free maple syrup

Slicing strawberries on a black cutting board

Overhead shot of stacked flourless keto pancakes with sides of strawberries and bacon

The (sugar free!) ‘maple syrup’

Be sure to serve them up with grass-fed butter and sugar free syrup (this allulose maple syrup is def my current favorite).

A slicked stack of flourless keto pancakes showing their fluffy texture

A slicked stack of flourless keto pancakes showing their fluffy texture

(Flourless!) 3-Ingredient Keto Pancakes

Actually fluffy, unbelievably easy to whip up and with 3 staple pantry ingredients, these flourless keto pancakes are an actual dream come true. 
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 1 serving
Calories 254 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the flourless keto pancakes

  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons (salted!) almond butter peanut butter (or nut butter of.choice)*

Optional add-ins

Serving suggestions

Instructions
 

  • Please note that each batch yields 3 small / 2 normal sized keto pancakes. Feel free to scale recipe using the buttons on the recipe card.
  • Whisk the egg(s) thoroughly in a medium bowl until light and foamy (a min or two). Add in the baking powder and vanilla extract (if using). And if you like pancakes on the sweet side, nows the time to add in a tablespoon of your favorite sweetener.
  • Whisk in your nut butter of choice until nice and smooth, the batter will be runny and that's ok! Though do note that I've found the texture does vary a bit depending which nut butter you use (say, its a tad thicker with peanut butter vs almond), so feel free to play around to get your preferred level of fluffiness (+/- 2 teaspoons of nut butter).
  • Heat up a skillet or non stick pan over medium heat. Melt a small pad of butter (or cooking oil of choice) and pour in two scant tablespoons of batter per pancake.
  • Cook over medium heat until it begins to bubble, flip and cook until lightly golden. I've found that these cook *a lot* quicker than your regular keto pancakes, so I suggest testing with one to ensure they stay super tender 'n moist.
  • Serve right away with toppings of choice 🙂

Notes

The nut butter

Thus far I've whipped up these keto pancakes using salted (vip!)* smooth peanut butter and almond butter. I used the Trader Joe's brand as its what I had around, but any 'natural' nut butter should work the charm (needless to say, let me know if anything is an absolute fail in the comments, pretty please).
The peanut butter did yield fluffier pancakes (and a slightly thicker batter), but I'm going to give them another go with a smoother almond butter soon (say Justins?). 
*Now why salted, you may ask. Well, because it being pre-seasoned nice and thoroughly allows us to skip the step of guesstimating how much salt to add (and this is a lot more important than you might think given that we're working with nuts and eggs, and no one likes bland pancakes). 
Which brings me to, if the nut butter in your pantry is unsalted, no need to panic i.e. rush to the store. Just add a very generous pinch (scant 1/4 tsp) and give everything an extra whisk. 

Nutrition

Serving: 3pancake | Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 238IU | Calcium: 172mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword almond pancakes, flourless pancakes, keto pancakes
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28 comments

  1. Jenny says:

    5 stars
    I just made these and they’re great! I was going to buy keto maple syrup but I found a recipe and it’s perfect. Tastes perfect (can’t tell it from the real thing) and cheaper than store-bought. They make the perfect breakfast!

    Thank you!

  2. Ellen says:

    5 stars
    I was going to make chaffles in my new little DASH mini waffle maker but then decided on making this pancake recipe instead as did not have much cheese and low on almond flour. Was then going to make pancakes but then made one waffle and turned out welll . I made a triple batch and added an extra egg and a tbsp or two of avacado oil as they were a bit dry. they turned out lovely, my friends ate 3 each with maple syrup, butter, me with butter and homemade blackcurrant jam. Great Sunday brunch. Leftovers great toasted with butter and Cambozola cheese and jam!

  3. Cheryl Azoulay says:

    5 stars
    This recipe sounded impossible to me, but they’re AMAZING!!! I can’t believe how simple and delicious these were. Paola, you are a GENIUS. Thank you for bringing pancakes back into my life!

  4. Yolanda says:

    5 stars
    Absolutely amazing. I was very sceptical but this is quick, fluffy and delicious. I made 1/2 1/2 peanut and almond butter

  5. robin says:

    5 stars
    Thank you so much. I made this several times with different nut butters: pecan, almond, peanut butter, and Legendary Foods apple pie almond butter!! All delicious!

  6. Marilyn says:

    5 stars
    Once again, fantastic recipe, Paola. Thanks. I have just one question: you recommended a certain maple syrup but when I clicked on the link, it was a regular maple syrup which is definitely not keto. Was the link wrong? I was expecting to see one of the keto syrups like Lakanto or ChocZero. Just wondering.

    • Awesome to hear Marilyn!! 🥰 and oh weird, it looks like the allulose syrup I liked is no longer on Amazon (and they just redirect links to a similar product).

      I’m honestly surprised more peeps aren’t doing allulose maple syrups. And on the choczero syrups, I know they make awesome products but keep in mind that non soluble corn fibers spike the sugar in about 30% of the population.

  7. Paola Verteramo says:

    Thank you Paola! Another great recipe. Of all the keto pancake recipes I’ve tried (there have been many!), this one is the best!

  8. Carol says:

    Had these tonight. I have the mini Dash pancake machine, so I got 2 good size pancakes. I was a little hesitant to make them as I was concerned that the almond butter would be overwhelming. But no, they were neutral. I love the ease of making them with so little ingredients. I also like that it serves 1. Thanks for the recipe! Keep them coming.

  9. Lisa says:

    5 stars
    I knew right away I had to make these with peanut butter, then top with the last serving of blackberry syrup that I made recently. I’m sitting here now with pb&j pancakes with a big grin on my face. Happy Belated National pancake day to me! 🥳🥞

    Easy to make. Nice peanut butter flavor, but not overbearingly so. Delicious! Thanks for another magical recipe Paola 🤗🥰

  10. Louise says:

    5 stars
    Good morning. I just finish making these and eat them. Very easy to make and they cook well in no time. They are very fluffy indeed but I will try with peanut butter next time, I wash hopping for more of a nutty taste.

  11. Tori says:

    Hi Paola! Love everything you’re doing for us Keto dummies (me)!
    Does the nut butter influence the taste? I personally don’t want pb tasting pancakes, haha!

    • Yes it does! They taste completely neutral and lovely with almond butter (and the texture is still ace). Though I actually particularly enjoyed the pb ones with the sliced strawberries and I’m sure they would be terrific with a compote for a pb&j twist.

      And I’m so glad you enjoy the recipes Tori 🥰

  12. Vickie says:

    Paola, I love your recipes and your wonderful personality! (And confession… I’m super jealous that you live in Mexico. It’s a dream of ours!) But I wanted to ask you to consider changing your motto to KISS, Keep It Simple Sweetie. It’s something I learned in Al-Anon, to be kind to ourselves ❤

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